When machinist Lars dies and leaves his daughter Ren a pathetic-looking pug, she laments inheriting an animal so pitiful she can't stand to look at his face. But this pug is clever and brave, and in exchange for a pair of sturdy boots and a hefty backpack he promises: I'll show you that I am, indeed, the best inheritance you could have hoped for. Transformed into Prince Zacchaeus Pug, he promptly bags a rabbit for the king, presenting it from Ren, now the captivating and mysterious Mistress of Imaginaria. Before long, he's the king's favorite, and the king's son has fallen in love with Ren, all thanks to the crafty ways of the bug-eyed pup. Illustrated with exquisite detail by Florina Boldi, Laurren Darr's retelling of the beloved fairy tale Puss in Boots is an uplifting story about the power of ingenuity, creativity and a positive outlook to transform any circumstance. About The Author: Laurren Darr has been 'owned' by pugs since her first pug rescue of White Pines Tuttie when she was just six years old. Tuttie had never been out of a cage or even uttered a bark. She was the joy of Laurren's life until she left this world at the age of 15 (human years, of course ). This silly pug would let Laurren dress her, put clippy earrings on her, and even put lipstick on her. They'd spend hours tootling around the neighborhood dressed in their Sunday best, which is why Tuttie served as the inspiration for the launch of the International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals over thirty years later. Laurren has had many pugs since. Zacchaeus was a gift to her for her 16th birthday. She has also featured family rescue pugs Inky & Sarge (brother and sister) and Benji, in her Pug Fairy Tale Series story adaptations. Her busy Chicago-area home is filled with her husband, her son, a fabulously fashionable pug named Bella and a blue and gold macaw, Kao.